Our Father in Heaven (Isaiah 63:15–64:12)

After the glorious visions of chapters 60–62 and the vision of God’s day of vengeance in 63:1–6, Isaiah offers a prayer of lament on behalf of Israel and their future exile. Isaiah calls attention to their crisis of separation from their covenant God and Father, and he prays for mercy. In this sermon, pastor Joel reminds us that we must respond to our situation with faith and repentance as we wait for God to act. Our heavenly Father loves us, and he knows what is best for us, and therefore we can trust him in seasons of doubt, despair, and discipline.